Definition of recaptive in English:

recaptive

noun

historical
  • Chiefly in West Africa: a freed slave; especially one seized from a captured slave ship and subsequently liberated.

adjective

historical
  • That is a recaptive.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From re- + captive, perhaps after recapture.

Pronunciation

recaptive

/ˌriːˈkaptɪv/